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Brian -- I can hardly wait to see the actual boots. They will look great.

Meso -- Your boots show how nice CXL can look. Hope you got a good price from Whitesriver, but those boots are worth paying full price. I prefer Cuban or lowered block heels, but I can't find any fault with your boots, except that they aren't my size.

Allan
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@Brian - Is lace to toe supposed to look like this or there's something wrong with the picture?

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Hey, dose anyone hear know about the White's Boots "Vintage" boot? They seem to be a fair starter boot for $319. It looks sort of like an 8'' CXL semi-dress, but with brass rivets.

Thoughts?

 

http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30474

 

Picture is from Sturdy-web

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Originally Posted by Junior Tan View Post

@Brian - Is lace to toe supposed to look like this or there's something wrong with the picture?

The build a boot website does not comprehend lace to toe as far as the photo adapting to your chosen selection.
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post

Hey, dose anyone hear know about the White's Boots "Vintage" boot? They seem to be a fair starter boot for $319. It looks sort of like an 8'' CXL semi-dress, but with brass rivets.
Thoughts?

http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30474



Picture is from Sturdy-web

I scoped these as well...

Not fully made in USA. For a few bones more, go for the total package wink.gif
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post




I scoped these as well...

Not fully made in USA. For a few bones more, go for the total package wink.gif

What?!? I thought that all White's boots were made in the USA. Which part isn’t?

If I can confirm this I will cancel my order with bakers and get SDs in navy CXL.

Thanks for the info b-ewing


Edited by 4characters - 7/4/13 at 10:37am
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@4characters, if I am wrong I deeply regret post that, but from what I can remember these are not 100% "Made in USA" (meaning its made here, but not enough to get the made in usa flag) eg partially assembled elsewhere, perhaps the footbeds, or lasts? If the boots come with the American flag they're 100% legit, if not then theyre partially built here.

Can anyone else confirm or dispute this? I try to stay out of slandering business when I can! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post
(meaning its made here, but not enough to get the made in usa flag)

 

Does this picture make any difference? Maybe you are thinking of Hathorns?

I contacted White’s boots and am waiting on a response.

Thanks

 

 

 

Picture from: http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30474

post #1779 of 5487
That'd seem pretty difinitive biggrin.gif pls update with White's response. Like I said, no mean to slam the company at all. But I did remember Kyle or somebody giving me an explanation as to why they were cheaper (and being because of how they're made)
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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

pls update with White's response. But I did remember Kyle or somebody giving me an explanation as to why they were cheaper (and being because of how they're made)

will do.smile.gif I think I will also call White's.

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While I was on white’s website I came across something that's pretty fun… White's boots Corporate Partners....

pretty cool site.

 

“This website represents
61,171 American Jobs
1,301 Businesses”

http://www.usaonly.us/Default.aspx

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I've been holding off wearing my new HH SDs until I could find a day I could keep them on my feet all day without walking around too much. So, today, the 4th of July, was the day! Fireworks and celebration all around! The boots are breaking in nicely, but I can tell my feet are "breaking" in also to accommodate the boots. I'm a little sore at the end of the day, and the boots are definitely starting to form around my feet, so both of us have been bent out of shape by the day's experience. The nice part is that the boots fit snugly around my feet without being too tight, except where some curved parts of my feet need to reshape the boots to mold them to the protruding foot features. Another few days of wearing the boots should get them somewhat comfortable, but I know it will be months before i can say "they fit like an old pair of shoes." I was worried that my tracings, measurements and comments might not provide enough information for the shoe makers to figure out exactly what I needed. How greatly I underestimated those skilled craftsmen! Somehow, they got everything precisely right, including fashioning the build so the lace holes are still plenty far apart when the laces are pulled tightly to close the boots snugly around my feet. That has always been a problem for me, and the White's people (through Baker's) heard my concern and made the boots fit me properly. The arches hit my feet at exactly the right places and fully support them on the bottoms. Although the foot beds were initially somewhat irregular in their contours against the bottom of my foot, the moisture, heat and pressure of wearing the boots all day began to smooth out the beds and conform them to the soles of my feet. I thought I would have to spend far longer beginning the break-in of the boots and would need to change into a more comfortable pair of shoes after the first couple of hours, like the White's instructions told me, but I managed to make it through the entire day, instead. Whether I wear the boots again tomorrow is still an open question, although I think my feet will be feeling fine again by morning.

The horsehide is remarkably beautiful leather that is worth the extra cost. Everyone who has seen my boots comments on how gorgeous and well made they appear to be. Getting the HH is a decision I would never change. It looks perfect on the semi-dress boots, especially with the plain cap toes. These boots look very nice with slacks and a jacket -- and even a tie, when I'm forced to wear one. Of course, the boots look great with jeans or other casual long pants. I'll get some pictures up soon. Now I need to start putting together an order for a pair of White's Packers.

Allan
Edited by Okal - 7/4/13 at 10:40pm
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Allan, you got me seriously considering the HH. But now it's time to pony up with some pics smile.gifwink.gif
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Agreed, bring on the pics!

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PICS OR GTFO
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